Patricia J. McCracken, 70

Patricia J. McCracken, 70, Brookville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary V. “Jean” (Pew) Gottschalk.

Sept. 10, 1960, in Pittsburgh, she married John T. “Tom” McCracken, who survives.

Mrs. McCracken was a homemaker and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, and made every holiday and birthday special for her family.

Surviving relatives include two sons, John McCracken and wife Patricia of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Matthew McCracken of Brookville; two daughters, Cheryl Confer and husband Bill, and Karen Long, all of Brookville; four brothers, James and wife Kathy, Ralph and wife Ann, Gary and wife Elaine, and Glenn Gottschalk; a sister, Mary Ann Glad and husband Frank; the only surviving sister-in-law, Mary McCracken; and wife grandchildren, Jessica, Cory and Luke McCracken, and Megan and Jamie Long.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Russell “Rusty” Gottschalk.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. William Laska officiating.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery (Windy Hill), Rose Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, care of DRMC, P.O. Box 447, DuBois, Pa. 15801, or the National Kidney Foundation, 700 5th Ave., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.

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